On the Liaohe River Delta, about 20 miles from Panjin City, China, lies one of the most unusual, unique, beautiful, and chromatic beaches in the world _it is the Panjin Red beach.

The Panjin beach is not your normal everyday beach_it has no sand! That’s right, the entire beach is covered in a special specie of seepweed (an autochthonous alga (suaeda genus) that turns red every autumn. The seepweed thrives on the saline soil, and soaks up salt water making it turn red during the autumn.

Every summer, millions of people flock to the Panjin beach to enjoy it’s mind-blowing and picturesque scenery. The beach is also home to 260 species of birds, and 399 species of wildlife, including the Manchuria crane, and the Saunder’s seagull.

Because of it’s fragile ecosystem, (which is peculiar to most wetlands) the Panjin beach has been declared a natural reserve by the Chinese government. Due to this, public access is restricted for most part of the beach. Only a small portion of the beach is accessible to tourists and visitors, so as to reduce the environmental impact and save the beach for years to come.

Nonetheless, visitors can enjoy their tour, by walking on a wooden bridge. This best month to visit is the month of October.

Looking at the Panjin beach, I recall the words of Leigh Hunt; “colours are the smiles of nature”. We can’t help, but smile back at the Panjin beach.

Colors are the smiles of nature

Leigh Hunt

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